Board of Directors

Executive Directors

Chief Executive Officer Peter Cruddas
Deputy Chief Executive Officer David Fineberg
Chief Financial Officer Euan Marshall
Head of Asia Pacific and Canada Matthew Lewis

Peter Cruddas

Chief Executive Officer
Appointed to the Board 03 June 2004
  • Committee membership:
  • Executive Committee

Peter founded the Group and became its Chief Executive Officer in 1989. Peter held this role until October 2007, and again between July 2009 and June 2010. Between 2003 and March 2013, he also served as the Group’s Executive Chairman. In March 2013, he once again became the Group’s Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for running the Group on a day-to-day basis. Prior to founding the Group, Peter was chief dealer and global group treasury adviser at S.C.F. Equity Services, where he was responsible for all the activities of a dealing room whose principal activities were trading in futures and options in currencies, precious metals, commodities and spot forwards on foreign exchange and bullion.

Current external appointments

The Peter Cruddas Foundation

Finada Limited

Crudd Investments Limited

David Fineberg

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Appointed to the Board 01 January 2014
  • Committee membership:
  • Executive Committee
  • Risk Management Committee

David joined the Group in November 1997 working on the trading desk and developed the Group’s multi-asset CFD and spread bet dealing desk. As a senior dealer he was responsible for managing the UK and US equity books. Between April 2007 and September 2012, he was the Group’s Western Head of Trading, covering all asset classes for the western region. In September 2012 David was appointed to the role of Group Head of Trading and in January 2014 was appointed as the Group Director of Trading with overall responsibility for the trading and pricing strategies and activities across the Group. In June 2017 his role further expanded when he became Group Commercial Director and then in April 2019 he was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

No external appointments

Euan Marshall

Chief Financial Officer
Appointed to the Board 01 November 2019
  • Committee membership:
  • Executive Committee
  • Risk Management Committee

Euan joined CMC Group in November 2011 and he has held a variety of roles across the finance function, including Group Head of Finance. He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in November 2019, where he is responsible for the management of all finance functions globally and investor relations. Euan has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 2013 and has 19 years’ experience working in financial services and business consulting including at Barclays, HSBC and Deloitte. Euan holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Nottingham.

No external appointments

Matthew Lewis

Head of Asia Pacific and Canada
Appointed to the Board 01 November 2019
  • Committee membership:
  • Executive Committee
  • Risk Management Committee

Matthew joined the Group in September 2005 and has held a variety of roles including Senior Dealer, Head of Eastern Equities, Head of Sales Trading ANZ, Head of Trading Eastern Region and Director of Asia. In his current role as the Head of Asia Pacific & Canada, he is responsible for implementing the Group’s business strategies across the APAC and Canada region for both the retail and wholesale CFD and foreign exchange business. He is also responsible for the Group’s stockbroking business. Prior to joining the Group, Matthew worked for Commonwealth Securities, Australia’s largest provider of financial services, dealing in equities, before moving into derivatives as an options trader and warrants representative. Matthew has over 17 years’ experience in financial services and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.

No external appointments

Non-Executive Directors

Chairman James Richards
Independent Non-Executive Director Sarah Ing
Independent Non-Executive Director Clare Salmon
Senior Independent Director Paul Wainscott

James Richards

Chairman
Appointed to the Board 01 April 2015
  • Committee membership:
  • Group Risk Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Nomination Committee

James joined the Group as a Non-Executive Director in April 2015 and was appointed as Chairman with effect from 1 January 2018 and Chair of the Nomination Committee from 31 January 2018. He has previously held positions as Chair of the Remuneration Committee and been a member of the Nomination Committee, Group Risk Committee and Group Audit Committee. James was admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales in 1984 and in the Republic of Ireland in 2012. James was a partner at Dillon Eustace, a law firm specialising in financial services in Ireland, (2012 to 2016). Prior to this he was a finance partner at Travers Smith LLP for 14 years. Having occupied various senior positions within leading law firms James has extensive experience in derivatives, debt capital markets and structured finance working with major corporates, central banks and governmental organisations.

No external appointments

Sarah Ing

Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board 14 September 2017
  • Committee membership:
  • Group Audit Committee
  • Group Risk Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Nomination Committee

Sarah joined the Group as a Non-Executive Director in September 2017. She has 30 years’ experience in accountancy, investment banking and fund management, including time with HSBC and UBS. She is a Chartered Accountant and was a top-rated equity research analyst covering the general financials sector. Sarah also founded and ran a hedge fund investment management business.

Current external appointments

The Horse Rangers Association

(Hampton Court) Limited

XPS Pensions Group Plc

Clare Salmon

Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board 02 October 2017
  • Committee membership:
  • Group Audit Committee
  • Group Risk Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Nomination Committee

Clare joined the Group as a Non-Executive Director in October 2017. She has held a broad variety of international leadership roles with board-level experience across a range of service businesses. These have included the AA, RSA, Vodafone, ITV, Prudential, Royal London and Amigo Holdings PLC. Clare is also an experienced non-executive director having spent six years on the board of Alliance Trust Plc, and was CEO of the British Equestrian Federation.


Current external appointments

GS Yacht Charters

LLP Animal Magic Limited

Scottish Widows Independent Governance Committee

Paul Wainscott

Senior Independent Director
Appointed to the Board 19 October 2017
  • Committee membership:
  • Group Audit Chairman
  • Group Risk Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Nomination Committee

Paul joined the Group as an Independent Non-Executive Director in October 2017 and acts as the Group’s Senior Independent Director. After over 27 years’ experience as finance director, Paul recently stood down from his position at the Peel Group. During his time at the Peel Group, Paul gained wide experience at both board level and in several different business sectors. These have included real estate, transport, media and utilities.

No external appointments

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